Living with cloth

#30: Success the second time around

Melissa’s story is proof you don’t need to get it right immediately with cloth nappies. She started using cloth from birth with her son, gave up, then started again when he was 15 months old. Just over a year later, her daughter was born and, this time, her cloth journey has been a continuous one. She credits the cloth community for its help and support in her stronger trouble-shooting ability the second time around. Her advice is to take it one nappy at a time and to try not to become overwhelmed – “at the end of the day they are just nappies”.

Living with cloth

#7: No more allergies

New pyjamas for Easter and Christmas. Pancakes with fruit and cream on Sundays. Endless cuddles. It is an idyllic childhood for the Bass children from Canberra. Even more so since their mum, Morgan, switched to cloth nappies when she couldn’t find a disposable option that didn’t cause severe allergies for her first child.